Department of Physics and Astronomy

The research conducted at the Department of Physics and Astronomy encompasses a wide range of physics topics, distributed over ten divisions. Physics Education Research at Uppsala University, UU-PER is one of these divisions. The department is located in the Ångström laboratory and employs nearly 400 people, 125 of whom are doctoral students. It offers a broad physics curriculum to undergraduate and graduate students, participation in nationally and internationally leading projects for researchers, and opportunities for partnership with industry and various outreach activities. For a full overview of the department see

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Research group:

The Quantum Material Device group at the Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University, is a young research team funded by the prestigious European Research Council (ERC). To enable next-generation electronics and neuromorphic components, we are exploring new ways to transport electron charge and spin, as well as magneto-optical phenomena in two-dimensional (2D) quantum materials and their devices. Our experiments involve building innovative devices using 2D materials such as graphene, 2D semiconductors, 2D insulators, emerging 2D magnetic systems, and their integrated 2D quantum heterostructures, and using state-of-the-art precision measurements to detect steady-state and ultra-fast charge/spin phenomena and exotic new physics. We are part of an international network of researchers and collaborate with internationally recognized experimentalists in X-ray spectroscopy and material theory and simulation groups at Uppsala University.


  • Programming of instrumentation in the lab

  • Contact and communication with users of the instrumentation

  • Summarizing and reporting of results

  • Perform other group and research-related tasks


Applicants must have:

  • A Master’s degree (in the field of Physics, Engineering, or other for the position relevant fields ) or equivalent to 120 credits.

  • Good knowledge and documented experience in one or more current programming languages (Python, Labview, etc.)

  • Good organizational skills and flexibility.

  • Good communication in both oral and written proficiency in English.

  • Particular weight will be given to personal suitability in the selection process.

Additional qualifications

  • Experience in working with nanodevices is meritorious.

  • It is important that the candidate is enthusiastic and able to demonstrate a results-oriented and problem-solving approach to achieve the experimental goals on time.

  • Interest and skills in design, scientific writing, efficiency, and structured working methods as well as other good working methods are important.

About the employment

The employment is a temporary position, 6 months with possible extension. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date 1 April 2023 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: Venkata Kamalakar Mutta (, telefon +46 18 471 3547.

Please submit your application by 31 March 2023, UFV-PA 2023/994

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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-04-01
Salary Individual salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/994
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben,
  • ST/TCO,
  • Saco-rådet,
Published 17.Mar.2023
Last application date 31.Mar.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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